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Chemistry
CHEM 1210Concepts of Chemistry (3.00)
Explore the connections between chemistry & everyday life. Topics include the chemistry of air/water pollution, global climate change, alternative energy, polymeric materials, organic vs. non-organic agriculture, biotechnology, & drugs will be examined. After learning the pertinent structures, reactions & energetics, we investigate social, economic & political impacts of chemical issues surrounding these issues. No lab.
CHEM 1400Foundations of Chemical Principles (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Establishes a foundation in basic chemical principles. Topics include structure of the atom, periodic table and trends, covalent and ionic bonding, the mole, solutions and liquids, chemical reactions and gases. Primarily for students with a limited background in high school chemistry who intend to enroll in CHEM 1410. Three class hours. No laboratory. Enrollment by instructor permission only.
CHEM 1410Introductory College Chemistry I (3.00)
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. CHEM 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1410. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1411. A grade of C- or higher is required to take CHEM 1420.
CHEM 1411Introductory College Chemistry I Laboratory (1.00)
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of & applications of solubility. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1411. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1411.
CHEM 1420Introductory College Chemistry II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1610, or a C- in CHEM 1810 is required. CHEM 1421 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1420. Drop or withdrawal from CHEM 1420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1421. C or higher required for CHEM 2410.
CHEM 1421Introductory College Chemistry II Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Continuation of CHEM 1411, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1421. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1421.
CHEM 1500Chemistry for Health Sciences (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Emphasizes the practical aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry with numerous applications to clinical and health-related cases and issue. Provides health professionals with the chemical background necessary to understand the diagnostic tests and procedures needed for healthcare delivery. Relationships between inorganic chemistry and the life processes that occur during normal and abnormal metabolism.
CHEM 1559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2014
CHEM 1610Introductory Chemistry I for Engineers (3.00)
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisite: CHEM 1611 or 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1610. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1610, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1611/1411. A grade of C- or higher required for CHEM 1620.
CHEM 1611Introductory Chemistry I for Engineers Laboratory (1.00)
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of, & applications of solubility. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1611. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1611.
CHEM 1620Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810. CHEM 1621 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1620. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1620, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1621. C or higher required for CHEM 2410.
CHEM 1621Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Continuation of CHEM 1611, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1621. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1621.
CHEM 1810Principles of Chemical Structure (Accelerated) (3.00)
First of a four-semester sequence covering the basic concepts of general & organic chemistry. Establishes a foundation of fundamental particles & the nature of the atom, develops a rationale for molecular structure, & explores the basis of chemical reactivity. Topics: introductory quantum mechanics, atomic structure, chemical bonding, spectroscopy, & elementary molecular reactivity. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1811 or 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 1810. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811/1411.
CHEM 1811Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Students will grow as scientists by designing experiments independently, building technical writing & communication skills, drawing connections between chemistry class & the real world, practicing fundamental laboratory techniques, and generating experimental support for concepts covered in CHEM 1810. "Wet lab" and computational experiments encompass & expand beyond those offered in CHEM 1411. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810 requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811.
CHEM 1820Principles of Organic Chemistry (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Seeks to understand elementary reaction types as a function of chemical structure by emphasizing organic compounds. Topics include acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, oxidation-reduction, electrophilic addition, elimination, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, aromaticity, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 1810 w/grade C or higher. CHEM 1821, 2411, or 2311 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 1820. Drop or withdrawal from CHEM 1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1821/2411/2311.
CHEM 1821Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, organic synthesis, spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, and qualitative organic analysis. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1811. CHEM 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1821. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1821.
CHEM 2311Organic Chem Lab I for Non-Chemistry Majors/Minors (1.00)
Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets biweekly. This course is designed for students who are pre-health students and NOT chemistry majors/minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 2410 or 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2311. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410/1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2311.
CHEM 2321Organic Chem Lab II for Non-Chemistry Majors/Minors (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets biweekly. This course is designed for students who are pre-health students but NOT chemistry majors/minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 2311 or 2411. CHEM 2420 or 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2321. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420 or 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2321.
CHEM 2350The Chemical Century (3.00)
This course will explore the chemical component of some major technological changes of the 20th century including explosives, fuels, polymers, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, nutrition, and drugs. The discovery, development and implementation of key technologies will be discussed along with the societal impact. Biographical and historical information about inventors or companies will supplement the material. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1420 or 1810, 1820
CHEM 2410Organic Chemistry I (3.00)
Surveys the compounds of carbon in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, and mechanisms of reactions. Three class hours; Discussion requirement at the discretion of instructor. CHEM 1420 or 1620. CHEM 2311 or 2411 may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 2410. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2311/2411. C or better required for CHEM 2420.
CHEM 2411Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (3.00)
Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the organic chemistry laboratory, including methods of purification, isolation, synthesis and analysis of organic compounds, including spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. One hour lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 2410 or 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2411. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410/1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2411.
CHEM 2420Organic Chemistry II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Survey of the principle classes of organic and bioorganic compounds in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, reactivity, and mechanisms of reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 2410 or 1820. CHEM 2321 or 2421 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 2420. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2321/2421.
CHEM 2421Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Further development of skills acquired in CHEM 2411; synthesis (including multistep synthesis), isolation, purification and characterization of compounds such as anestethics, antiinflamatory and antibacterial compounds, as well as peptides, oligonucleotides, synthetic polymers. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411. CHEM 2420 or 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2421. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420 or 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from 2421.
CHEM 2559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
CHEM 2810Principles of Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Continued exploration of organic reactions and structures initiated in CHEM 1820. Includes electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition, nucleophilic acyl substitution, organometallic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: CHEM 1820. CHEM 2811, 2421, or 2321 may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 2810. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2811/2421/2321.
CHEM 2811Principles of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Further development of the laboratory skills acquired in CHEM 1821, for the organic synthesis (including multistep synthesis) of compounds such as esters, amides, peptides, polymers, organometallics. Extensive hands-on experience using spectroscopic (NMR, IR, UV) and chromatographic methods for the characterization of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hours laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1821. CHEM 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2811.
CHEM 2820Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Focuses on the macroscopic properties of chemical systems. Topics include states of matter, physical equilibria, chemical equilibria, thermodynamic relationships, kinetic theory, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 2810
CHEM 2900Teaching Methods for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (1.00)
This STEM teaching course will help Undergraduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. UTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017
CHEM 3240Coding in Matlab/Mathematica with Applications (3.00)
This course focuses on an introduction to programming and data manipulation, with an emphasis on applications. Students have the choice of using Matlab or Mathematica as their programming language, with course instruction spanning both languages. Topics include loops, data structures, functions and functional programming, randomness, matrices, and string manipulation, plus applications selected from chemistry, statistics, or image processing. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus is recommended but not required.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CHEM 3410Physical Chemistry - Quantum Theory (3.00)
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or 1810; MATH 1220 or 1320; and PHYS 2020, 2620, or 2415. CHEM 3811 (if required for degree program) may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 3410. Discussion is optional.
CHEM 3420Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermodynamics; chemical and biochemical equilibrium; solutions; electrochemistry; and structure and stability of biological macromolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410. CHEM 3821 (if required for degree program) may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 3420. Discussion is optional.
CHEM 3559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CHEM 3610Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3.00)
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics.
CHEM 3721Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This lecture/laboratory course covers basic analytical chemistry instrumentation including chromatography, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Lecture content will include theory and application of chemical instrumentation. The laboratory component will emphasize obtaining and interpreting quantitative data and designing experiments through project-based labs. 2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
CHEM 3811Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (3.00)
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 3410 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3811.
CHEM 3821Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 3811. CHEM 3420 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3821. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3821.
CHEM 3951Undergraduate Research I (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduces the methods of research that include use of the research literature and instruction in basic experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 3961Undergraduate Research II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4090Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
Study of the utilization of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis. Includes emission and mass spectrometry, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption, electrical methods of analysis, chromatography, neutron activation analysis, and X-ray methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or CHEM 1620 or CHEM 1810
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 4320Inorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Unified treatment of the chemistry of the important classes of inorganic compounds and their reactions, with emphasis on underlying principles of molecular structure, symmetry, and bonding theory, including molecular orbital descriptions and reactivity. Prerequisite; CHEM 1420.
CHEM 4410Biological Chemistry I (3.00)
Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved. Topics include a description of the key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Prerequisite: CHEM 2420
CHEM 4411Biological Chemistry Laboratory I (4.00)
Introducing the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Prerequisites: CHEM 2420 or 2810
CHEM 4420Biological Chemistry II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Covers three main areas: structure and function of biological membranes; complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction, and microtubules; and molecular biology, including DNA and RNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression, and recombinant DNA methodology.
CHEM 4421Biological Chemistry Laboratory II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course builds on the techniques learned in CHEM 4411 to study the structure/function relationship of a protein. Experiments are designed to determine the function of a protein and/or the effect of a mutation on function. Experimental methods include protein expression and purification, spectrophotometric kinetic methods and statistical analysis of data, and molecular visualization. Prerequisite: CHEM 4411 with a grade of C- or better.
CHEM 4430From Lab Bench to Your Medicine Cabinet (3.00)
This course will focus on methods of drug discovery. The class will include reading primary literature and discussions about topics ranging from natural products to gene therapy. Students will prepare a paper and presentation on the mechanism of action, timeline of discovery, importance of pharmacokinetics, and the role of basic research in the discovery for a select group of therapeutics Prerequisites: CHEM 4410
CHEM 4559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Spring 2018
CHEM 4951Undergraduate Research III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4961Undergraduate Research IV (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4971Distinguished Majors Thesis Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Independent research, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers, toward the DMP thesis.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017
CHEM 5110Organic Chemistry III: Structure, Reactivity, and Mechanism (3.00)
Systematic review and extension of the facts and theories of organic chemistry; includes the mechanism of reactions, structure, and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry. In addition, one year of physical chemistry is recommended.
CHEM 5120Organic Chemistry IV: Synthesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
A comprehensive survey of synthetic organic reactions and their application to the design and execution of syntheses of relatively complex organic substances.
CHEM 5180Instrumental Theory and Techniques in Organic Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Studies the theory and application of instrumental techniques in solving organic structural problems. Topics include ultraviolet and infrared absorption spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, rotatory dispersion, and circular dichroism.
CHEM 5210Advanced Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Mechanics (3.00)
For students interested in the properties & phenomena of atomic, molecular, & nanoscale matter. The foundational ideas of quantum mechanics are introduced & tools for exact & approximate solutions of the Schrodinger Equation are developed. Model systems, such as particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, hydrogen ion & molecule, crystalline solids, as well as time-dependent phenomena, such as spectroscopy, tunneling, and scattering.
CHEM 5220Advanced Physical Chemistry II: Statistical Mechanics (3.00)
This course provides an introduction to statistical mechanics for graduate students or highly advanced undergraduates. The course begins with a review of thermodynamics and an introduction to the fundamental assumptions of equilibrium statistical mechanics, continues on to examine both non-interacting and interacting systems of interest, and finally introduces the basic concepts of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
CHEM 5224Reaction Kinetics and Dynamics (3.00)
Introduces the practice and theory of modern chemical kinetics, emphasizing reactions occurring in gases, liquids, and on catalytic surfaces. Develops basic principles of chemical kinetics and describes current experimental and analytic techniques. Discusses the microscopic reaction dynamics underlying the macroscopic kinetics in terms of reactive potential energy surfaces. Develops statistical theories of reactions that simplify the description of the overall reaction dynamics. Includes the transition state theory, Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) theory for unimolecular reactions, Kramers' theory, Marcus electron transfer theory, and information theory. Presents current topics from the literature and illustrates applications of basic principles through problem-solving exercises. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physical chemistry or instructor permission.
CHEM 5250Molecular Spectroscopy (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Includes basic theoretical principles of modern molecular spectroscopy, including microwave, infrared, Raman, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Gas-phase systems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 5210 or Instructor Permission
CHEM 5260Introduction to Astrochemistry (3.00)
This interdisciplinary course will introduce advanced undergraduates and graduates to molecules and their chemistry in different sources throughout the universe. Topics include gas-phase and grain-surface reactions, astronomical spectroscopy, laboratory experiments, and astrochemical modeling.
CHEM 5310Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Reaction Mechanisms (3.00)
Introduces the electronic structure of atoms and simple molecules, including basic concepts and applications of symmetry and group theory. The chemistry of the main group elements is described using energetics, structure, and reaction pathways to provide a theoretical background. Emphasizes applying these concepts to predicting the stability and developing synthetic routes to individual compounds or classes. Prerequisite: CHEM 4320 or instructor permission.
CHEM 5320Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II: Organometallics and Synthesis (3.00)
Introduces the electronic structure of compounds of the transition metals using ligan field theory and molecular orbital theory. Describes the chemistry of coordination and organometallic compounds, emphasizing structure, reactivity, and synthesis. Examines applications to transformations in organic chemistry and to catalysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 4320 or instructor permission.
CHEM 5330Structural Inorganic Chemistry: Characterization and Spectroscopy (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Covers mathematical language which describes symmetry and focuses on its application to inorganic chemistry, determination of point groups, use of character tables, and construction of MO theory diagrams. This will be followed by application of these concepts to spectroscopic methods, e.g. Absorption, IR, Raman, NMR, magnetism, and EPR, etc. The material is intended to cover the theory and interpretation of standard spectroscopic techniques.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Fall 2016
CHEM 5340Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Covers an introduction to nanomaterials and to physical methods for nanomaterials characterization; synthesis, surface modification and assembly nanomaterials; and magnetic, optical and catalytic properties of nanomaterials. The course also highlights the importance of the design of nanomaterials for modern energy, environmental and biomedical applications.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 5350Main Group Inorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Discusses the principles of main-group element chemistry with a focus on synthesis, structure, reactivity, and applications. This course is intended to provide sufficient background knowledge of the topics and techniques used in this field so that students should be able to understand and critically evaluate the current main-group literature. Prerequisite: undergraduate general and organic chemistry or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CHEM 5360Materials Chemistry for Future Energy Needs (3.00)
Expose students to the emerging advances in chemistry and materials science that underpin technologies for energy conversion, storage and distribution and to place these in a real world context that reflects a rudimentary exposure to regulatory and economic facts controlling energy technology development and will emphasize concepts in "green chemistry and green engineering practices" that are emerging with global focus on sustainable technology.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
CHEM 5380Determination of Molecular Structure by Diffraction Methods (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This one-semester undergraduate/graduate course will focus on the modern applications of X-ray diffraction techniques in crystal and molecular structure determination. The class will also include powder diffraction and its application in X-ray structure analysis.
CHEM 5410Advanced Biological Chemistry I: Molecular Assembly and Information Flow (3.00)
Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved, and describes key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Three class hours (Y) Prerequisites: One year of biochemistry; one year of organic chemistry; one semester of thermodyanmics.
CHEM 5420Advanced Biological Chemistry II: Macromolecular Structure and Function (3.00)
Covers three main areas: (1) the structure and function of biological membranes, (2) complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction and microtubules, and (3) molecular biology, including DNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression and recombinant DNA methodology. Three class hours,. (Y) Prerequistes: CHEM 7430 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 5430Nanoscale Imaging of Complex Systems in Chemistry and Biology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Topics include principles of image formation; methods for sample preparation and chemical labeling; photophysics of fluorescent proteins and organic dyes; and computational image analysis and data processing. Recommended prerequisites: Calculus II or higher, Introduction to Biology. Required prerequisites: CHEM 1420, 1620 or 1810.
CHEM 5510Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (Drug Discovery) (3.00)
Selected topics in advanced organic chemistry developed to the depth required for modern research. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CHEM 5520Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (3.00)
Selected topics in advanced physical chemistry developed to the depth required for modern research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHEM 5530Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Advanced treatment of topics of current research interest in inorganic chemistry.
CHEM 5559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 5560Selected Topics in Biological Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Selected topics in advanced biochemistry developed to the depth required for modern research Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CHEM 5570Selected Topics - Analytical Chemistry (Luminescence) (3.00)
Studies recent developments in instrumentation and their significance to physical-analytical problems. Includes the theory and application of specialized techniques in analytical chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CHEM 5710Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
Advanced level survey of instrumental methods of analysis, theory and application of spectrochemical, electrochemical techniques; separations, surfaces, special topics, and recent developments from the literature.
CHEM 5720Methods in Bioanalytical Chemistry (3.00)
An introduction to classic & modern approaches of chemical analysis of biological systems. Detection of analytes ranging from small molecules & proteins, to cells, to structured materials. Focus on immunoassays: ELISA, bead-based assays, & surface plasmon resonance for analytes in solution; ELISpot for cell secretions; flow cytometry for cells and beads; & immunostaining for biomaterials and tissue samples. Prerequisite: CHEM 4410
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2010
CHEM 5740Analytical Chemistry: Separations (3.00)
Theory and practice of separation science are introduced. Topics include theoretical aspects of separations, including equilibrium theory, flow, diffusion, and solution theory. Major analytical separation techniques covered include liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis. Prerequisite: CHEM 5710 or Permission of Instructor
CHEM 5750Analytical Chemistry Spectroscopy (3.00)
Theory and practice of separation science are introduced. Topics include theoretical aspects of separations, including equilibrium theory, flow, diffusion, and solution theory. Major analytical separation techniques covered include liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis. Prerequisite: CHEM 5710 or Permission of Instructor
Course was offered Fall 2011
CHEM 7010Research Seminar I: Introduction to Research (3.00)
Provides professional development for graduate students concerning the theory & practice of scientific research. To familiarize students with faculty research and the tools for research. Students attend a series of faculty research presentations & additional lectures concerning library & research resources. Requires to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental & theoretical frontiers in chemistry.
CHEM 7011Teaching Science in Higher Education (1.00)
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 7020Research Seminar II: Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduces students to a range of professional development tools & information that may be helpful over their careers. Safety in the laboratory, ethics in science & teaching, career planning, job opportunities/trajectories in academe, industry, & national laboratories, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, interactions with federal funding agencies, curriculum vitae/resume writing, & effective written & oral communication skills are covered.
CHEM 7021Communicating Research to Diverse Audiences (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Designed to help graduate students learn to communicate their research to non-technical audiences such as the public, the media, and policymakers. Class topics will be a balance of teamwork to introduce concepts followed by individual assignments to apply the concepts to their own research. Theoretical principles and readings will be introduced when appropriate.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017
CHEM 7030Research Seminar III: Preparation for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam (3.00)
The focus of this course is to prepare students for their Chemistry Ph.D. candidacy exam & to develop appropriate written & oral communication skills. Each student will prepare several written abstracts & make oral presentations for the class in a format that largely mimics the candidacy exam. Students are required to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental and theoretical frontiers in science.
CHEM 7031The Art of Scientific Writing (1.00)
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 7559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 8999Masters Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For students pursuing a masters degree and conducting research.
CHEM 9110Research in Bioorganic Mechanism and Synthesis (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Bioorganic Mechanism and Synthesis
CHEM 9130Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Students will conduct research in synthetic organic chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
CHEM 9210Research in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy
CHEM 9220Research in Computational Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Computational Chemistry
CHEM 9230Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases
CHEM 9240Research in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics
CHEM 9250Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry
CHEM 9260Research in Chemistry in Interstellar and Star-Forming Regions (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Chemistry in Interstellar and Star-Forming Regions
CHEM 9270Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
CHEM 9280Research in Astrochemistry During Planet Formation (1.00 - 12.00)
Students will conduct research in astrochemistry during planet formation using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CHEM 9310Research in Inorganic and Organometallic Reactions (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Inorganic and Organometallic Reactions
CHEM 9320Research in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry
CHEM 9330Research in Redox-Driven Inorganic Mechanisms (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Redox-Driven Inorganic Mechanisms.
CHEM 9340Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials.
CHEM 9350Research in Materials Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Materials Chemistry
CHEM 9360Research in Medicinal Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM 9370Research in Main-Group and Organometallic Synthesis (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Students will conduct research in main-group and organometallic synthesis using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.
CHEM 9410Research in Membrane Biochemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Membrane Biochemistry
CHEM 9420Research in Chemical and Structural Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Chemical and Structural Biology
CHEM 9430Research in Chemical Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Chemical Biology
CHEM 9440Research in Biological and Biophysical Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Students will conduct research in biological and biophysical chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
CHEM 9450Research in Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins
CHEM 9460Research in Structural Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Structural Biology
CHEM 9470Research in Molecular Imaging and Interrogation of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Students will conduct research in molecular imaging and interrogation of biological systems using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
CHEM 9559New course in chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 9710Research in Mass Spectrometry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Mass Spectrometry
CHEM 9720Research in Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research: Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems
CHEM 9730Research in Bioanalytical Studies (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Bioanalytical Studies
CHEM 9740Research in Single-Molecule Imaging (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Single-Molecule Imaging
CHEM 9750Research in Analytical Chemistry of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Research in Analytical Chemistry of Biological Systems
CHEM 9999Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation advisor has been selected.